On Friday evenings the best community entertainment on the North Shore is Friday Night Live presented by the Lynn Valley United Church in North Vancouver.
Friday Night Live
If you live on or close to the North Shore, then Friday Night Live is a great event well worth checking out. The cost is $15, children 12 and under are free, and admission usually even includes snacks! Special events are $25.
The doors open at 7:30 pm, the show starts at around 8:00, or shortly thereafter, and the entertainment runs for about an hour.
About Friday Night Live
In the past Friday Night Live involved comedy improv. Since a couple of years ago, however, the show has transformed to involve more music and it has replaced the improv with a guest artist and their story.
A band now opens the show each night, a host sets the theme, and there’s a different artist every week. The host interviews the artist for their story – their inspiration, their motivation and their perspective.
Fridays also now begin with kitchen-party style mingling, and the artists stay around after the shows to visit with the audience.
Friday Night Live Location
Friday Night Live at Lynn Valley takes place Friday evenings in Lynn Valley, a residential neighbourhood in North Vancouver.
The event’s venue is at the new Lynn Valley United Church building at 3201 Mountain Highway.
Shows take place weekly, except for in December, part of January and from June until the end of August when they take a break.
What to Expect
The performers at Friday Night Live are talented. Each evening has a different theme and guest performer – often a musician, sometimes a comedian and occasionally even a magician. This is generally really good family entertainment, and it’s affordable too (especially if you have children under age 13).
The evening starts with free food. There is usually pizza available, as well as mixed veggies, cookies and sometimes even chocolates. There is also wine for sale at about $5 a glass. At around 8 o’clock people take their seats and the show begins.
Although sponsored by the Lynn Valley United Church, the show isn’t church-y. Surprisingly there is little or no religious content whatsoever – just good clean talented humour, music and family fun.
Click on the Friday Night Live Website for show times, current venue and other information.
For more ideas on things to do, check out Vancouver’s Best Places Shows and Entertainment Calendar.